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Graduate Admissions - Master's

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Apply for admission

Beyond these general requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies, departments may set additional standards for admission to degree programs as necessary, subject to administrative approval.

The application process is comprised of several parts:

Applicants with permanent residency status may be required to submit a transcript evaluation and proof of English proficiency.

Application and Deadlines

Please review this information before completing the Graduate Admissions application.

  • Submit your online graduate application by choosing your desired major in the drop-down menu on this page.
  • Pay a $50 non-refundable processing fee
  • Submit an essay (600 words or less) addressing your purpose and goals for pursuing graduate school

For priority consideration, submit your application at least one month prior to the first class day. This allows sufficient time for all required documents to be received and processed before late registration. The regular deadline for consideration of your application is five (5) days prior to the start of classes. Some graduate departments have earlier application deadlines. Please check with your program for those dates.

Official Transcripts

Request official academic credentials from each of the colleges and universities you have attended and submit them using one of the following methods. 

  • Mail sealed, official transcripts to:
    The College of Graduate Studies
    Box T-0350
    Stephenville, TX 76402
  • Request that the awarding institution email them to
  • Drop off your sealed, official transcripts directly to the College of Graduate Studies Office during regular business hours.

Note: If you attended a foreign college or university, you will need to have your transcript evaluated by one of these approved agencies

Test Scores

Request that the testing agency send official test score reports (GREMAT or GMAT) to the College of Graduate Studies at Tarleton State University. Test requirements are program specific, and may not be required for all applicants. View a list of program-specific requirements

Tarleton's testing codes for agency use are: